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Lion de Belfort. Belfort. France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lulu_et_compagnie
N 47° 38.205 E 006° 51.878
32T E 339599 N 5278136
Quick Description: Lion de Belfort
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 11/15/2014 9:19:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMMWH2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
Views: 4

Long Description:
Le Lion de Belfort est une sculpture monumentale située au pied de la falaise de la citadelle . Elle est sculptée en haut-relief par le sculpteur alsacien Auguste Bartholdi. Elle représente un lion couché et blessé prêt à se dresser qui repose sur un piédestal en rocaillage et commémore la résistance de la ville assiégée par les Prussiens durant la guerre de 1870, et à l'issue de laquelle la zone, correspondant à l'actuel Territoire de Belfort, sera la seule partie de l'Alsace à rester française.

The Lion of Belfort is a monumental sculpture at the foot of the cliff of the citadel. It is carved in high relief by the Alsatian sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. It is a lion lying wounded and ready to stand based on a pedestal rocaillage and commemorates the resistance of the beleaguered city by the Prussians during the War of 1870 and the end of which the area corresponding to the current Belfort will be the only part of Alsace to remain French.
War: Franco- Prusse

Is it permanently accessible to the public?: yes

Is it necessary to pay a fee to gain access to the place?: no

Year of the memorial or monument: 1875-1879

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